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Ground Temperature Database for Northern Canada

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Entry ID

GGD621

Summary

The summary ground temperature database for northern Canada includes publicly available information from published and unpublished sources for 656 sites, 526 of which are in the permafrost region. The majority of the sites are currently abandoned, with only about 17% active. Measurements at the inactive sites were generally recorded between 1960 and the mid 1980s. Although ground temperatures were measured over a number of years at many sites, the database compilation contains mainly summary information. Information on site characteristics such as air temperature, snow cover and vegetation which influence the ground temperature regime has also been compiled. The database has been published as a Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report which also contains a series of maps and graphs illustrating site distribution, near-surface ground temperatures, and other attributes of the database.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 82.5°     S: 45.3°     E: -52.7°     W: -141°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Sharon Smith and Margo Burgess
Dataset Title: Ground Temperature Database for Northern Canada
Dataset Release Date: 2003-05-14
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd621.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1960-01-01
Stop Date: 1985-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA CANADA CANADA

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
  • Biosphere Vegetation Vegetation Cover
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Permafrost
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover

Ancillary Keywords

  • Ground Temperature
  • Northern Canada
  • Permafrost

Data Center

Frozen Ground Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: FGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: CD-ROM

Personnel

Sharon Smith
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 613 947-7066
Fax: 1 613 992-0190
Email: ssmith@nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:

  • Geological Survey of Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • 601 Booth St.

City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada

Margo Burgess
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 613 996 9317
Fax: 1 613 992 0190
Email: mburgess@nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:

  • Geological Survey of Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • 601 Booth Street

City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada

Reference

Smith, S. and Burgess, M. 2000. Ground temperature database for northern Canada. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 3954.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-19

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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